By focusing on the impact of Chinese engagement in Uzbekistan, this article promotes an understanding of the motivations of Central Asian states such as Uzbekistan in strategically engaging China. Although China’s Belt and Road Initiative has received wide coverage, few details of other Chinese projects and their impacts have been analyzed. The article aims to fill in this gap by outlining the latest project details of Chinese engagement and their impact in this region.
The Chinese Economic Pivot in Central Asia and Its Implications for the Post-Karimov Re-emergence of Uzbekistan
Timur Dadabaev is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Special Program in Japanese and Eurasian Studies in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan. His latest monographs are Identity and Memory in Post-Soviet Central Asia: Uzbekistan’s Soviet Past (Routledge, 2015) and Japan in Central Asia: Strategies, Initiatives, and Neighboring Powers (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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Timur Dadabaev; The Chinese Economic Pivot in Central Asia and Its Implications for the Post-Karimov Re-emergence of Uzbekistan. Asian Survey 1 August 2018; 58 (4): 747–769. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.4.747
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